CLIVE, Iowa -- Last week, Mercy Medical Center cut the ribbon on its new rehabilitation hospital in Clive. This is Iowa's first and only freestanding rehabilitation center.
The hospital's CEO, Nikki Nigg, said this new facility allows families in the area to stay close to the patients, as well as play an active role in the rehabilitation process. Nigg said previously, families and patients from central Iowa had to travel to Omaha for a freestanding rehabilitation center.
The new rehabilitation hospital in Clive opens on Tuesday, June 12th, and is 58,000 square feet. The hospital features 50 beds, a therapy gym with cutting-edge technology and equipment, a technology courtyard, and apartment-style living where patients can practice daily tasks in an environment that mimics an apartment.